Very detailed antique map of the Russian Empire covering the region from the Baltic Sea across Siberia up to Korea and Japan. The a decorative cartouche contains hunters with stag and bear. The second cartouche is a tribute to Anna Ivanovna, the niece of Peter the Great as well as the daughter of Ivan V of Russia. The map was made by Joh. M. Haas, published 1739 by Homann Heirs in Nuremberg.
A brown stain. Very good condition.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1602 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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Old coloured map of Russia. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann Erben in 1739.
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